In a bid to drum support for the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) youths in South-East and South-South regions on Thursday kicked-off jogging from Yenagoa to Lagos.
The youths, under the auspices of South-East/South-South Jogging for Tinubu Campaign Initiative, constituted a team of fitness enthusiasts to embark on the 6-day exercise.
The jogging was flagged off by the state party chairman, Dr. Dennis Otioton at the party’s secretariat.
While addressing the team before the take-off, Otiotio lauded the youths for volunteering to drum support for the Tinubu/Shettima presidential bid.
He noted that the gesture was an indication that Nigerian youths want Tinubu.
Otitio emphasized that sports remained a veritable tool for youth development and mass mobilisation, which brought youths from 11 states of the South-East and South-South geopolitical zones.
The chairman said that it was impressive that APC youths initiated the jogging from Yenagoa, an indication of the support from the state for Tinubu’s presidency.
He said that Tinubu’s track record as governor of Lagos State remained a verifiable testimony of the presidential candidate’s leadership capacity.
On his part, the Coordinator of the support group, Mr Sam Adaga, told Otiotio that the 25-member team drew at least two representatives from each of the 11 states in the South-East and South-South and executive of the group.
He established that the aim was to raise awareness amongst the populace across settlements along their route from Yenagoa to Lagos.